Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, this afternoon I am tabling copies in English and in French of the report of the royal commission on the coasting trade. I am not going to make any attempt at the moment to summarize the findings of the commission, but I should like to assure the house that these recommendations will be given careful study by the government. I think I speak for all members of the house in expressing our thanks to the chairman of the commission, Hon. Mr. Justice Spence, and his two associates, Mr. Wickwire, Q.C., and Mr. Belanger, C.A., for their exhaustive study and the carefully documented report they have produced.
Subtopic: COASTAL TRADE
Sub-subtopic: TABLING OF REPORT OF ROYAL COMMISSION